Simply Glamorous by Gary Cockerill is glamour personified

Smply Glamorous by Gary Cockerill
Smply Glamorous by Gary Cockerill

I collect beauty books and enjoy reading them to learn new techniques, use of colors in a different way, reminders on how to properly use products and to simply enjoy the pictures. SIMPLY GLAMOROUS by Gary Cockerill has all this and more. When I was sent this book for review I had no idea what a treat I was in for. The subtitle “Make-up transformations to make you look & feel fabulous”, captures the essence of this book in a few words yet you need to experience the book and photography to truly understand how amazing the book is and how it can help your cosmetic life.

Gary Cockerill, author of Simply Glamorous
Gary Cockerill, author of Simply Glamorous

Looking at Gary Cockerill himself isn’t too shabby either. Gary is a U.K. Makeup Artist who is known for his artistry. He works with the media, entertainers, celebrities, as well as real life people like you and me. He’s sharing his expertise in his book so that we can learn to not only look our best but also to feel our best.

There is so much to the cosmetic world and we often get stuck in a rut. Simply Glamorous not only gets me out of a rut but reminded me of so many tips I thought I was using and realized I hadn’t. I was taking for granted that I knew a lot about the cosmetic world so I was thrilled what I could learn from this simply beautiful book.

inside cover of Simply Glamorous
inside cover of Simply Glamorous

Get ready to look at just a few of the many pages that totally impressed me.

Concealer and Corrector placement
Concealer and Corrector placement
step by step to glamorous eyes
step by step to glamorous eyes

Each transformation is a chapter with step by step pictures and directions. You can walk your way through what Gary did to try it on you. You can learn what essential tools and products you need too.

before and after of a Barely There transformation
before and after of a Barely There transformation
Girl Next Door Transformation
Girl Next Door Transformation
Sun Kissed Goddess Transformation
Sun Kissed Goddess Transformation

All age groups and ethnic groups are represented in Simply Glamorous. There are chapters on Contouring, Blush, Foundation, Face Shapes, Bronzer and more. If there’s something you want to learn about, it’s in this informative book.

Lip Textures and finishes
Lip Textures and finishes
concealer placement
concealer placement

If I could have taken a picture of every page in the book I would have. But you need to own this book to fully appreciate it. Whether you want to have a sleek unmakeup makeup look or become a sex kitten, you’ll find a section that’s perfect for your needs.

We’ll be talking a lot about holiday gifts for the next month and this is one I think you should consider. Even with someone like a beauty blogger who owns it all, this is a rare treat and one I’d love to find under my tree.¬†Amazon has this discounted from $26.99 to $18.74. It’s a beautiful reference book that you’ll enjoy over and over. I love it and am sure you will too. — Marcia

*received for consideration

back cover of Simply Glamorous (St. Martin's Press)
back cover of Simply Glamorous (St. Martin’s Press)

 

15 COMMENTS

  1. Lola Seicento | 20th Nov 15

    Informative books like this are such a great way to learn effective techniques. This looks like a particularly great beauty book!

  2. Christy Peeples DuBois | 20th Nov 15

    If a beauty blogger finds this book informative then I know I certainly will as well as many others. I enjoy books like this and love seeing new techniques that will help with my particular needs. Thanks for a great review.

  3. Anastasia | 20th Nov 15

    Those face charts are fabulous!!

  4. [email protected] | 20th Nov 15

    I have never read or owned a beauty book, but those charts look great. I could certainly use the help. Great review!

  5. Jamie | 20th Nov 15

    This book looks fabulous!

  6. Carleen | 20th Nov 15

    I love books like this! Looks awesome!

  7. Shipra | 20th Nov 15

    What an awesome book! This would be a great book to gift a makeup junkie and a reader! <3

  8. Phyrra | 20th Nov 15

    I have this book! So cool!

  9. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 20th Nov 15

    I think I need this, thanks for the review Marcia!

  10. Renu | 21st Nov 15

    I love beauty books and this looks to be very informative. Thanks for the tip!

  11. Lisa Heath | 21st Nov 15

    I love books like these! Looks incredibly informative!

  12. Nidia - Lit From Within | 21st Nov 15

    I think I could get lost in these pages for hours! I like that it has some basics like concealer tips and also full-face looks.

  13. Bailey | 22nd Nov 15

    This looks like such a great beauty book. I love that it has full looks for inspiration.

  14. Aleya Bamdad | 23rd Nov 15

    What a great book! I would love to get it so that I can brush up on some techniques.

  15. Justina | 24th Nov 15

    I could get lost in the beauty section of any bookstore!

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